|Warm Up Name||The Break Smoother|
This one can be performed on any vowel. Choose vowels that your choir has been struggling with recently or randomly choose them. I start around a D5 descending to a G4 most of the time. One fringe benefit of this is that guys have to sing in the same octave as the girls, thereby addressing all voice part's breaks concurrently. Once I've worked down to about C4-F3, I'll start randomizing the pitch set. I find that this helps with mental barriers singers have about their breaks. Without being able to anticipate tessitura, singers are often find the elusive "mixed voice" more easily.
|Your Name||J.D. Frizzell|